She could have hit the edge of reason.
Despite being well-known for her wild cabaret performances, Bridget Everett does keep in mind one occasion when she took issues too far.
“I remember years ago when I was on stage and I was still finding my way and I was going pretty wild and my friend [drag king] Murray Hill sat me down afterward and said, ‘Ok kid, I think you’ve gone a step too far,’” she remembered with fun.
The performer, 49, declined to enter particulars however did reveal that “it involved a razor and there was some nudity.”
Everett, who has been electrifying audiences in New York for years now, has a shot at a bigger viewers with the HBO present “Somebody Somewhere,” which is loosely based mostly on her life and hometown of Manhattan, Kansas.
The “Patti Cake$” star admitted to nonetheless being in a state of shock over her success, as a result of till she moved to New York, she was always advised she was an excessive amount of, too on the market, too loud — too the whole lot.
Part of “too much” consists of her free method to her physique, she says.
“My mother at all times used to stroll round within the ’80s with no bra and was not body-conscious in any respect, and for me, that’s been simply it. It’s only a physique.
“Some people’s are high and tight, mine are hanging,” the “Lady Dynamite” actress matter-of-factly says of her breasts. “We all have blood and a heart that beats, so what’s the big deal?”
Everett with Jeff Hiller on HBOMax collection, “Somebody Somewhere.” HBO/YouTube
Interestingly, regardless of her electrical stage presence Everett is surprisingly low-key in her private life.
“When I’m on stage, I’m in control, I can do whatever I want, I can sing what’s on my mind, I drink as much as I want and then I go home and sort of reflect on it and that’s good enough for me,” she mentioned with fun.
Her tendency in the direction of being a homebody is one motive she appreciates her shut friendship with Amy Schumer.
Everett is nice buddies with Amy Schumer.Getty Images for Comedy Central
“Amy gets me out of the house,” Everett defined. “If it was up to me, I’d stick at home, stare at the walls and daydream, but she’s like ‘C’mon, let’s go out and take a walk in the park, let’s go out and drink some wine, let’s experience life a little,’ so that’s good for me in a way.”
But the Tender Moments frontwoman confessed that her buddies comprehend it’s greatest to come back to Everett’s Upper West Side condominium in the event that they need to see her.
“If you bring a bottle of chardonnay and Cheetos or edibles then the door is open,” she exclaimed.
“Somewhere Somebody” premieres on HBO Max on January 16.